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2019 European Parliament election in Poland

On Sunday 26 May 2019, a vote was held to elect the Polish delegation to the European Parliament.[1] Polish voters elected 52 MEPs, compared to 51 in the 2014 election. The increased number of MEPs is a result of the 2018 reapportionment of seats in the European Parliament.[c] Following the United Kingdom's announcement, that it will participate in elections to the European Parliament on May 23, Poland will continue to be represented by 51 MEPs. The 52nd MEP will take up their mandate immediately after the UK leaves the European Union. Following the announcement of the election results, the National Electoral Commission will indicate which of the electoral committee's are authorised to take up the 52nd seat.[2]

2019 European election, Poland

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All 52 Polish seats to the European Parliament
Turnout45.68% Increase 21.85 p.p.
  First party Second party Third party
  Jarosław Kaczyński Sejm 2016a (cropped).JPG Marszałek Sejmu Grzegorz Schetyna określił mijającą kadencję jako "trudny, ale dobry czas" (6155520468).jpg Robert Biedroń Sejm 2014.JPG
Leader Jarosław Kaczyński Grzegorz Schetyna
(PO)
Robert Biedroń
Party PiS KE Wiosna
Alliance ECR EPP/S&D/G-EFA/ALDE S&D
Last election 38.92%, 19 seats[a] 48.69%, 28 seats[b] New party
Seats before 19 25 Did not exist
Seats won 27 22 3
Seat change Increase8 Decrease6 New party
Popular vote 6,192,780 5,249,935 826,975
Percentage 45.38% 38.47% 6.06%
Swing Increase6.46 p.p. Decrease10.22 p.p. Did not exist

2019 European Parliament election in Poland by EP constituency.svg
Result by Powiat

Contents

MEPs by European Political Group (as at 9 April 2019)Edit

ListsEdit

Name Ideology European Union position Leader Main candidate[d] Alliance 2014 result Current seats
Vote (%) Seats
European Coalition Liberal democracy, big tent Pro-Europeanism Grzegorz Schetyna Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz EPP
S&D
ALDE
G–EFA
48.7%
28 / 51
26 / 51
Law and Justice National conservatism, Christian democracy Soft Euroscepticism Jarosław Kaczyński Jacek Saryusz-Wolski ECR 38.9%
19 / 51
17 / 51
Spring Social democracy, progressivism Pro-Europeanism Robert Biedroń S&D -
0 / 51
0 / 51
Kukiz'15 Anti-establishment, populism Soft Euroscepticism Paweł Kukiz Stanisław Tyszka EFDD -
0 / 51
1 / 51
Confederation KORWiN Braun Liroy Nationalists Souverainism, Polexit Hard Euroscepticism Janusz Korwin-Mikke Krzysztof Bosak EFDD
NI
8.5%
4 / 51
2 / 51
Left Together Democratic socialism, anti-capitalism Pro-Europeanism Adrian Zandberg GUE-NGL
S&D
-
0 / 51
1 / 51

Legally, Polish elections are contested by "election committees" (see Polish Wikipedia article) that are established by:

  • one political party (Komitet Wyborczy, or KW),
  • a coalition of political parties (Koalicyjny Komitet Wyborczy, or KKW),
  • or nonpartisan voters themselves (Komitet Wyborczy Wyborców, or KWW)

These committees should register to the State Electoral Commission by 8 April 2019.

The committees have to send lists of five to ten candidates in each electoral district by 16 April. Each list has to be supported by signatures of at least 10,000 voters residing in the district. However, a committee that had collected enough signatures in at least 7 electoral districts were allowed to register lists in the remaining districts regardless of local support. Establishment of an independent committee required signatures of at least 1,000 registered voters.

There were 26 registered committees[3] 6 of them registered candidates in all 13 constituencies.

Committees of political parties (Komitet Wyborczy)Edit

Committees of coalitions (Koalicyjny Komitet Wyborczy)Edit

Independent committees (Komitet Wyborczy Wyborców)Edit

Electoral calendarEdit

The Electoral Commission has published a timetable of the election proceedings:[4]

Date Event
8 April Establishment of constituencies' and regional electoral commissions, notification to the Electoral Commission about the establishment of the electoral committees
16 April (midnight) Deadline for the submission of candidates' lists
26 April Information about numbers and borders of the voting circuits and circuits' electoral commissions headquarters[clarification needed]
25 May (midnight) Election silence begins
26 May
(7:00 to 21:00)
Polling stations are open

Leaders by constituencyEdit

Registered lists with a numbers on a ballot paper
Constituency 1 2 3 4 5 6
Confederation[5] Wiosna[6] KE[7] PiS[8] LR[9] Kukiz'15[10]
1 - Pomeranian Sławomir Mentzen Beata Maciejewska Janusz Lewandowski Anna Fotyga Anna Górska Andrzej Kobylarz
2 - Kuyavian-Pomeranian Krzysztof Drozdowski Wanda Nowicka Radosław Sikorski Kosma Złotowski Paulina Matysiak Paweł Szramka
3 - Podlaskie and Warmian-Masurian Robert Winnicki Monika Falej Tomasz Frankowski Karol Karski Bartosz Grucela Andrzej Maciejewski
4 - Warsaw Krzysztof Bosak Robert Biedroń Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz Jacek Saryusz-Wolski Adrian Zandberg Stanisław Tyszka
5 - Masovian Kaja Godek Paulina Piechna-Więckiewicz Jarosław Kalinowski Adam Bielan Dorota Olko Barbara Husiew
6 - Łódź Waldemar Utecht Anita Sowińska Marek Belka Witold Waszczykowski Piotr Ikonowicz Piotr Apel
7 - Greater Poland Piotr Liroy-Marzec Sylwia Spurek Ewa Kopacz Zdzisław Krasnodębski Waldemar Witkowski Marek Jurek
8 - Lublin Witold Tumanowicz Zbigniew Bujak Krzysztof Hetman Elżbieta Kruk Magdalena Długosz Jarosław Sachajko
9 - Subcarpathian Grzegorz Braun Anna Skiba Czesław Siekierski Tomasz Poręba Elżbieta Wisz Alicja Bobola
10 - Lesser Poland and Świętokrzyskie Konrad Berkowicz Maciej Gdula Róża Thun Beata Szydło Jan Orkisz Paweł Kukiz-Szczuciński
11 - Silesian Jacek Wilk Łukasz Kohut Jerzy Buzek Jadwiga Wiśniewska Maciej Konieczny Grzegorz Długi
12 - Lower Silesian and Opole Robert Iwaszkiewicz Krzysztof Śmiszek Janina Ochojska Anna Zalewska Marcelina Zawisza Agnieszka Ścigaj
13 - Lubusz and West Pomeranian Krzysztof Tuduj Anita Kucharska-Dziedzic Bogusław Liberadzki Joachim Brudziński Julia Zimmermann Olimpia Tomczyk-Iwko

Opinion pollsEdit

Fieldwork
period
Polling firm Sample size PiS       Konfederacja   Others /
Don't know
Turnout Lead
24.05 38,1 34,5 7,7 5,8 5,1 3 5,8 49,4 4,4
22.05–23.05 39,2 38,3 7,9 5,7 5,7 2,6 0,6 37 1
22.05–23.05 IBSP 1,510 36.32 42.51 7.02 4.91 7.23 1.71 0.3 47 6.19
22.05–23.05 Kantar 1,002 36 34 8 4 6 3 9 2
21.05–22.05 IB Pollster 1,193 35 37 10 7 6 4 1 2
17.05–22.05 Social Changes 1,052 37.2 33.3 9.3 8.9 5.4 2.3 3.6 3.9
21.05 IBRiS 38.7 35.0 6.3 4.9 6.0 0.0 9 52.8 3.7
18.05–21.05 OPB Ariadna 1,057 33 30 10 8 3 3 13 60 3
16.05–19.05 Kantar 1,006 35 36 10 3 8 1 7 74 1.0
17.05.-18.05.2019 IBRIS 37.92 34.73 7.58 5.55 5.54 2.16 6.54 52 3.19
15.05.-16.05.2019 Estymator 1011 40.3 38.5 7.6 5.1 4.9 3.1 1.8
10.05.-15.05.2019 Kantar 967 43 28 8 3 4 3 60 15
14.05.-16.05.2019 IBSP 1,008 32.94 43.63 9.06 4.89 6.86 2.17 0.45 50.65 10.68
10.05.-13.05.2019 OPB Ariadna 1,053 36 32 10 5 2 2 13 58 4
12.05.2019 IBRiS 39.1 34 7.1 5.3 4.2 2.4 7.8 55.3 5.1
9.05.-11.05.2019 Indicator 1,000 35.1 31.9 8.4 5.4 19.2 3.2
8.05-10.05 Kantar 1,001 34 33 8 5 6 2 12 45 1
7.05-9.05 IBSP 1,011 39.04 41.95 9.57 4.79 1.82 2.67 0.16 47.77 2.91
17.04-6.05 ewybory.eu 12,000 40.23 37.45 8.1 5.2 5.59 2.76 0.69 2.78
29.04-30.04 Estymator 1,008 42.1 36.9 7.7 6 3.8 2.9 0.6 5.2
26.04-30.04 Social Changes 1,050 36.8 32.6 12.7 8.5 2.9 2.9 3.9 4.2
28.04 IBRIS 1,100 38.7 33 8.2 5.4 4.3 3.2 7.3 49 5.7
23.04-26.04 IBSP 1,006 40.25 37.69 10.97 3.72 5.6 1.33 0.44 51.19 2.56
01.04-23.04 CBM Indicator 6,500 40.9 36 7.4 4.5 3.1 2.4 4.8 4.9
15.04-16.04 Kantar 1,004 38 35 10 6 5 2 4 46 3
4.04-11.04 CBOS 1,064 41 27 4 3 2 1 22 60 14
10.04-11.04 Estymator 1,016 42 37.7 7.6 6.1 3.8 1.2 1.6 4.3
12.04 IBRIS 1,100 38.7 36.2 7.6 5.3 3.8 2.5
11.04 Polska Press 40.7 38.3 7.4 6.3 3.9 3.4 2.4
4.04-9.04 Kantar MB 36 33 14 4 5 5 3 3
11.04 IBRIS 39.4 38.3 3.4 5.6 4.5 0.8 7.8 1.1
4.04-6.04 IB Pollster 39 35 10 6 5 3 2 4
29.03-30.03 IBRIS 39 36.5 6.1 6 3.9 2 6.5 2.5
25.03-27.03 IBSP 38.76 41.51 8.63 4.46 4.25 0.99 1.40 49.4 2.75
27.03 OPB Ariadna 35.5 28.8 11.3 6 3.3 1 14.1 57 6.7
20.03-21.03 Estymator 42.2 39.3 6.1 5.2 3.4 1.9 1.9 2.9
18.03-20.03 IBSP 39.35 41.82 7.49 5.04 3.89 1.19 1.22 >51 2.47
18.03 IBRIS 41.6 37.2 6.6 2.9 1.3 2.6 7.9 49.3 4.4
7.03-14.03 CBOS 42 26 4 5 3 1 20 58 16
9.03-10.03 IBRIS 40 38 7 5 3 7 48 2
5.03-11.03 Kantar MB 33 35 11 7 3 4 7 2
7.03 IBRIS 39.7 38.5 6.2 5.1 4.1 0.9 5.5 1.2
28.02-1.03 IB Pollster 38 32 12 8 4 3 3 6
2014 result 38.92[e] 52.26[f] N/A N/A 8.54 [g] N/A 0.28 23.83 13.34

ResultsEdit

 
Results by parliamentary grouping

The Law and Justice party achieved its highest vote of any Polish elections at 45%.

e • d Summary of the results of Poland's 26 May 2019 election to the European Parliament
2004200920142019
National party European party Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Law and Justice (PiS) ACRE 6,192,780 45.38 13.60  
27 / 52
[11]
8  
European Coalition (KE) Cross-party 5,249,935 38.47 10.21  
22 / 52
6  
Spring (Wiosna) PES 826,975 6.06 new
3 / 52
3  
Confederation (Konfederacja) None 621,188 4.55 3.16  
0 / 52
0  
Kukiz'15 (K'15) None 503,564 3.69 new
0 / 52
0  
Left Together (LR) DiEM25 + PES 168,745 1.24 new
0 / 52
0  
Poland Fair Play (PFP) None 74,013 0.54 new
0 / 52
0  
PolEXIT-Coalition (P-K) MENL 7,900 0.06 7.09  
0 / 52
4  
Unity of Nation (JN) None 2,211 0.02 new
0 / 52
0  
Valid votes 13,647,311 99.17
Blank and invalid votes 113,663 0.83
Totals 13,760,974 100.00 52 1  
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 30,118,852 45.68 21.85 
Source: [1]


NotesEdit

  1. ^ Joint result of Law and Justice, United Poland and Poland Together in the last EU election
  2. ^ Joint result of Civic Platform, Democratic Left Alliance - Labour Union, Polish People's Party and the Greens in the last EU election
  3. ^ If Great Britain leaves the European Union
  4. ^ Leading candidate in Warsaw
  5. ^ The 2014 tally includes PiS (31.78%), United Poland (3.98%), Poland Together (3.16%)
  6. ^ The 2014 tally includes PO (32.13%), SLD–UP (9.44%; although one of the five MEPs is from UP, which in 2019 runs as part of another coalition, "Left-Together"), PSL (6.80%), Europa Plus (merged into UL), Greens (0.32%)
  7. ^ The 2014 tally includes former Korwin-Mikke's party Congress of the New Right (7.15%) and National Movement (1.39%)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Postanowienie Prezydenta Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej z dnia 25 lutego 2019 r. w sprawie zarządzenia wyborów posłów do Parlamentu Europejskiego" (PDF). pkw.gov.pl. Retrieved 2019-02-25.
  2. ^ "Okręgi wyborcze, zasady głosowania, podział mandatów. Eurowybory w pigułce". TVN24.pl. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
  3. ^ "Komitety PE2019". wybory.gov.pl. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  4. ^ "Kalendarz wyborczy PE2019". wybory.gov.pl. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  5. ^ "KWW KONFEDERACJA KORWIN BRAUN LIROY NARODOWCY". wybory.gov.pl. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  6. ^ "KW WIOSNA ROBERTA BIEDRONIA". wybory.gov.pl. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  7. ^ "KKW KOALICJA EUROPEJSKA PO PSL SLD .N ZIELONI". wybory.gov.pl. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  8. ^ "KW PRAWO I SPRAWIEDLIWOŚĆ". wybory.gov.pl. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  9. ^ "KKW LEWICA RAZEM - RAZEM, UNIA PRACY, RSS". wybory.gov.pl. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  10. ^ "KWW KUKIZ'15". wybory.gov.pl. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  11. ^ One MEP, Dominik Tarczyński, would take seat only in case of Brexit.